How tragic! http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=a466d81c50e2d6cc&-session=TheDailyNews:42F9498A192c334221yth31C51F3 Childs remains wash up in West Bay By Scott E. Williams The Daily News Published October 31, 2007 GALVESTON The little girls blonde hair went to the middle of her back. A toddler, she wore a size 2T pink outfit and white tennis shoes with purple accents and little lights built into them. That was almost all that was known Tuesday about the child. Still mysteries were her name, how her small skull came to be fractured, and why someone stuffed her body into a plastic container and dumped it into Galveston Bay. A man fishing in a remote area of West Bay spotted the container, which had washed up on one of the tiny islands along the Intracoastal Waterway a few miles west-southwest of the Harborwalk subdivision in Hitchcock. He called the sheriffs office and reported finding what appeared to be human remains inside. The Galveston County Medical Examiners Office did not issue a formal cause of death Tuesday. Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Stephen Pustilnik handled the girls autopsy. Dr. Pustilnik was still conducting some tests, said Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo, senior official and spokesman for the sheriffs office. However, Pustilnik did find that the girls skull had been fractured at least once. Many findings would not be immediately apparent, Tuttoilmondo said, because the childs body was in a state of extensive decomposition. The condition of her remains indicated the girl, likely 2 to 5 years old, had probably been dead at least two weeks. Detectives on Tuesday had found no missing child case that fit that timeframe. The girl was 32 to 34 inches tall and weighed about 25 to 30 pounds. Because it was one of dozens of elements under investigation Tuesday, Tuttoilmondo declined to identify the type of container in which the girls body was found. Suffice to say, its a container that was big enough to contain that childs body, he said. The girl was wearing a pink, pullover shirt with a drawstring across the chest and sleeves that extended over three-quarters of each arm. She also wore a pink, broom-style skirt and the tennis shoes, which were childs size 8 1/2. The shirt and skirt were both Cherokee brand. Tuttoilmondo asked anyone with information about the child or her death to call the sheriffs office, at 409-766-2322, the agencys tips line, at 866-248-8477, or any Crime Stoppers organization.